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KJ apologises to Indonesia for upside-down flag

KJ apologises to Indonesia for upside-down flag”

Indonesian hackers have claimed to have attacked several Malaysian websites, following a blunder which saw the Indonesian flag printed upside down in a regional sports event's guidebook.

Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi also expressed dismay, posting pictures of the mistake on his Twitter account.

"Bapak Imam, please accept my honest apologies for this".

The BBC said the "hacked" websites displayed a message in red and white - the colours of the Indonesian flag - saying: "My national flag is not a toy!"

Meanwhile, Malaysian coach Md Fikri Md Noor said his charges would take a positive approach when facing Thailand, knowing that the Thais are a powerhouse in the sport.

In the statement, Aman emphasized that "all measures have been taken to address this unfortunate situation" and reassured that "Malaysia places importance to its close and deeply rooted fraternal relations with Indonesia". Khairy is planning to meet with Indonesian President Joko Widodo or Jokowi to personally extend an apology.

"Friendship is the greatest legacy in sports, but a mistake in presenting a national identity of a nation is not justified".

The Foreign Ministry on behalf of the government of Malaysia has extended an apology to the government and people of the Republic of Indonesia over the publication of the upside-down image of the Indonesian flag in a special souvenir book for the ongoing SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur (KL2017).

Mr Nahrawi, who earlier described the error as "very painful", said he accepted the apology. "This [incident] will never change our bonds and brotherhood", Imam told journalists after meeting his Malaysian counterpart, Brig.

In its statement, it said, "We very much regret the mistake". They will also stop the circulation of the previously printed guidebook and will revise a new edition to be circulated in the near future.



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